Moving and mooring

Do I need my own mooring?

Ask yourself: do you want the freedom to roam or the security of a home base?

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Where can I moor?

You have the best part of 2,000 miles of potential mooring space across Britain.  In general, you can moor anywhere on the towpath, but are some exceptions:

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Where can I go exploring?

See the world slowly from the deck of a pootling boat. Our network of navigable waterways is one of Britain's best secrets.

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Places to moor in London

London’s canal population has doubled in the last few years. More than 3,000 boats now continuously cruise in Greater London, with the largest concentration on the Regent’s Canal between Paddington and Mile End.

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Moving in winter

If you don't have a home mooring you'll either need to keep cruising through the winter or pay for a spot on a winter mooring. If you're moving around then you'll also dodging the stoppages, too. It's not as hard as it sounds.

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How should I use a lock?

Using a lock can be a bit scary the first time but it's easy when you know how.

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